The Virginia Lottery is back to surprise you with an announcement of a Powerball game that resulted in a player winning a huge prize. Although it is a common thing for the players to win huge prizes or jackpots what makes them uncommon are the stories that lead to the wins.
This time again, the Virginia Lottery is bringing the story of one of the luckiest ladies from McLean who ended up winning $2 million. The lottery officials have revealed that the name of the player is Mrs. Wong who is a resident of McLean.
Mrs. Wong is a regular lottery player that tends to buy several tickets for different popular games including Mega Millions and Powerball.
The player had purchased the ticket for the Powerball Lottery game supported by the Virginia Lottery. The prize-winning ticket that the player had purchased was for the draw held on January 13, 2021. The numbers that were drawn from the particular game were: 25-23-04-19-49 and the Powerball number was 14.
The ticket that Mrs. Wong had, managed to match all five lucky numbers from the draw. However, the ticket failed to match the Powerball number, otherwise, the prize would have been the $550 million jackpot.
As the ticket only managed to match the five lucky numbers, it ended up winning $1 million initially. However, the player had paid an extra dollar to add a power-play option to the ticket, which doubled her prize and she won $2 million.
The Virginia Lottery also had the opportunity to talk to Mrs. Wong as she came into the head office to collect the prize money. According to the officials, Mrs. Wong was filled with joy and was thrilled about her recent win. The player could hardly keep her calm and kept crying because it was a life-turning moment for her and her family.
According to Mrs. Wong, she is a regular player for the lottery games offered by the Virginia Lottery. She informed the officials that she tends to purchase only 1 ticket for several games powered by the VA. However, this time she made a mistake and ended get 50 tickets for the same “Powerball” game.
Although she was very upset and unhappy for making the mistake, it ended up becoming the most profitable mistake ever. The player informed that all of the tickets were Quick Pick for the Powerball Lottery so the numbers were randomly selected by the computer.
The player informed that after the draw when she checked the tickets, she found out that there was a prize. However, she could not believe it and asked her husband to double-check and they could not sleep the entire night knowing that they won a huge prize.
The couple plans on taking care of their family with the money they have received from the VA Lottery.